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September 13, 1902

AMEBIC DYSENTERY IN MICHIGAN.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):617-620. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480370025001g
Abstract

The recording of a single case of amebic dysentery can be justified only by particular circumstances. In this case the geographic source of the infection is my chief reason, a secondary cause being the desire to emphasize the need of further work in this class of cases.

THE CASE IN POINT. 

History.  —H. S., farmer, 30 years old, was admitted to the medical clinic of the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Dec. 6, 1901, on account of frequent loose stools, containing blood and mucus, pain in the abdomen, tenesmus and loss of weight and strength. The family history is negative. With the exception of chicken-pox, measles and diphtheria in childhood, the patient has always been well up to the present illness and continued his work until the day of admission. He states that his food and eating habits have always been good; does not use alcoholics. Drinks well water, the well

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